JEFFERSON CITY – It may still feel like August, but October is just around the corner, which means it’s time to prepare your household for the heating season and the approaching holidays. Oct. 6-12 is Fire Prevention Week in the U.S., sponsored by the NFPA. This year's theme is "Plan and Practice Your Escape.”
State and Regional News
The American Red Cross is partnering with family and friends of Addison Sawyer Floyd to host a blood drive in her memory Thursday, October 10 from noon to 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 404 S. First St., in Owensville.
More than 10,000 individuals have accepted the Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge according to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. The milestone announcement follows quickly on the heels of the successful Missouri Highway Safety and Traffic Blueprint Conference held in Columbia Sept. 9-11.
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is encouraging Missourians to register to vote or verify their registration during National Voter Registration Month this September.
Law enforcement officials and lawmakers came together last Tuesday to unveil a new license plate that will give Missourians an opportunity to show their support for the men and women who protect and serve. Missouri drivers now have the option to obtain a new “Back the Blue” license plate to express their support for law enforcement.